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Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup

by Fradin, Judith Bloom.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (9)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Non Fiction J 306.3 FRA
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 306.3 FRA
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j E444.N87 F73 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j E444.N87 F73 2012
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j E444.N87 F73 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j E444.N87 F73 2012
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j E444.N87 F73 2012
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j E444.N87 F73 2012
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Biography J 92 NORTHUP Solomon
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J 92 NORTHUP Solomon
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92N NORTHUP Fra
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 92N NORTHUP Fra
 
 
Penn Hills Library Youth Y 306.3 FRA
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Youth
 
Call Number  Y 306.3 FRA
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 306.3 FRA
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 306.3 FRA
 
 
Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 306.3 FRA
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 306.3 FRA
 
 
Summary
The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
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Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room and his feet were chained to the floor. He managed to slip his hand into his pocket to look for his free papers that proved he was one of 400,000 free blacks in a nation where 2.5 million other African Americans were slaves. They were gone.
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This remarkable story follows Northup through his 12 years of bondage as a man kidnapped into slavery, enduring the hardships of slave life in Louisiana. But the tale also has a remarkable ending. Northup is rescued from his master's cotton plantation in the deep South by friends in New York. This is a compelling tale that looks into a little known slice of history, sure to rivet young readers and adults alike.

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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Expanding a chapter from Dennis Fradin's Bound for the North Star: True Stories of Fugitive Slaves (2000), the Fradins relate the harrowing experiences of a freeborn New York resident who was kidnapped, drugged, and sold into slavery in 1841. Repeatedly sold and renamed, Northup spent 12 years in captivity on several Louisiana plantations before he was able to contact his family and, more importantly, considering contemporary laws and attitudes, a white lawyer who knew him to secure his release. Based on Northup's published account, supported by other sources, and enhanced by both relevant period illustrations and generous quantities of print and web leads to further information, this simply, cogently written story illuminates one of the less well known episodes in slavery's history.--Peters, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Northup, Solomon, -- 1808-1863?
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic Society,2012
Contributors Fradin, Dennis B.
Language English
Description 120 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 115) and index.
ISBN 9781426309373 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1426309376 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781426309380 (library binding : alk. paper)
1426309384 (library binding : alk. paper)
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